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Joining the HP 3D Materials Certification Program enables material innovation partners to help expand 3D printing materials to address a broader set of applications—driving performance improvements and new possibilities for part properties that address specific industry needs—and making new applications possible.

HP is inviting partners to innovate in materials for specific customer/application needs for both broader market availability and exclusive customer needs. Material partners interested in engaging with HP are invited to:

  1. 1. Complete the Connect with us form.
  2. 2. Once the “Connect with us” form is submitted, the interested partner will receive a Questionnaire, internally known as the “Materials PQD,” that helps us better understand partner needs and expectations.
  3. 3. The materials team receives the Questionnaire, evaluates possible areas of collaboration, and always contacts the potential partner to clarify next steps.

The MDK enables companies interested in certifying their materials to quickly test 3D powder spreadability and compatibility with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers prior to submitting the materials to HP for testing. Market leaders like DSM and Dow Chemical are among the 50+ companies actively engaged with HP’s industry-first MDK.

The Vision System Accessory works in conjunction with the MDK and facilitates the testing of new materials under development. It allows material suppliers to easily assess and quantify new material properties by automating the test coupon analysis.

“HP is leading the evolution of 3D printing from prototyping to production and SIGMADESIGN understands how important each step of the manufacturing process is in this journey. Materials are at the center of successful manufacturing, and the combination of HP’s open platform and the ability to enable voxel-level control will help expedite the digital transformation of this multi-trillion dollar market.

Many companies, both large and small, do not have the internal capabilities to execute their 3D printing vision as quickly or as broadly as they’d like. We are proud to provide world-class foundational tools such as the MDK and in-depth design expertise for organizations ready to innovate using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology right now.”

Bill Huseby, president and CEO, SIGMADESIGN

This 3,500 square-foot facility offers 3D partners a range of equipment and in-house expertise to jumpstart and accelerate materials innovation and the development of new applications. This is critical to quickening the evolution and adoption of 3D printing technologies.

“We are convening the world’s leading materials companies and empowering them to disrupt and innovate.”

Dr. Tim Weber, Head of the Open Applications and Materials Lab

1. Based on using recommended packing densities, offers high reusability of surplus powder. Liters refers to the materials container size and not the actual materials volume. Materials are measured in kilograms.

2. Based on using recommended packing densities and compared to selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, offers excellent reusability without sacrificing mechanical performance. Tested according to ASTM D638, ASTM D256, ASTM D790, and ASTM D648 and using a 3D scanner for dimensional accuracy. Testing monitored using statistical process controls.

3. Based on internal testing and public data for solutions on market as of April, 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Common cost criteria: using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer. HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printing Solution average printing cost per part is half the average cost of comparable fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) printer solutions from $100,000 to $300,000 USD. Cost criteria: printing 1 build chamber per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30 cm3 parts at 10% packing density. HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution average printing cost per part is 65% lower versus the average cost of comparable FDM and SLS printer solutions from $100,000 to $300,000 USD and is 50% lower versus the average cost of comparable SLS printer solutions for $300,000 to $450,000 USD. Cost criteria: printing 1.4 full build chambers of parts per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30 cm3 parts at 10% packing density on fast print mode.

4. Based on HP internal testing, June 2017, HP 3D600 Fusing and Detailing Agents and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 powder meet USP Class I-VI and US FDA's guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices. Tested according to USP Class I-VI including irritation, acute systemic toxicity, and implantation; cytotoxicity per ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices–part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity; and sensitization per ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices–Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine that its use of the fusing and detailing agents and powder is safe and technically suitable to the intended applications and consistent with the relevant regulatory requirements (including FDA requirements) applicable to the customer’s final product. For more information, see hp.com/go/biocompatibilitycertificate/PA12PDF

5. The only terms and conditions governing the sale of HP 3D printer solutions are those set forth in a written sales agreement. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements for such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty or additional binding terms and conditions. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein and the information herein is subject to change without notice. The Certified for HP Jet Fusion 3D Materials have not been designed, manufactured or tested by HP for compliance with legal requirements and recipients are responsible for making their own determination as to the suitability of Vestosint 3D Z2773 for their purposes, including but not limited as regards direct or indirect food contact applications.

6. Test results realized under the ASTM D638 with a test rate of 10 mm/min, specimens type V.

7. The following technical information should be considered representative of averages or typical values and should not be used for specification purposes. These values are with FW BD7 and have been obtained from a sample of specimens printed in plots with 6% packing density. Separation between specimens in the plot was 10 mm. Modulus has been calculated using the slope of the regression line between 0.05% and 0.25% strain measured with an automatic extensometer during the entire test. Cross-section dimension measures using a micrometer with round ends. Conditioning according to ASTM D618 Procedure A. Testing conducted 48 hours after printing and unpacking of the parts at 23°C/73°F and 50% RH.

8. The following technical information should be considered representative of averages or typical values and should not be used for specification purposes. These values refer to a balanced print mode with FW BD6.1.

9. The following technical information should be considered representative of averages or typical values and should not be used for specification purposes. These values are with FW BD7 and have been obtained from a sample of specimens printed in plots with 6% packing density. Separation between specimens in the plot was 10 mm. Modulus has been calculated using the slope of the regression line between 0.05% and 0.25% strain measured with an automatic extensometer during the entire test. Cross-section dimension obtained using a micrometer with round ends. Conditioning according to ASTM D618 Procedure A: 48 hours after printing and unpacking of the parts at 23°C/73°F and 50% RH.

10. Based on internal testing and simulation, HP Jet Fusion 3D average printing time is up to 10 times faster than average printing time of comparable fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April, 2016. Testing variables for the HP Jet Fusion 4210/4200 Printing Solutions: Part quantity: 1 full build chamber of parts from HP Jet Fusion 3D at 20% of packing density versus same number of parts on above-mentioned competitive devices; Part size: 30 cm3; Layer thickness: 0.08 mm/0.003 inches.